NGC 2264:  Cone Nebula


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NGC 2264: Cone Nebula

Object Data

Object type: Emission Nebula
Size: 20 arcmin
Magnitude: 3.9
Constellation: Monoceros
Distance: 2500  light-years
Notes: Image also shows the Foxfur nebula and an open cluster

Exposure Data

Date: 11/22/19 (Images over two nights)
Location: Little Blair Valley, Anza Borrego Desert, CA
Telescope: TEC 140mm refractor (fl 980 at f/7)
Camera: FLI 6303E with Astrodon Ha, LRGB filters
Mount: Astro-Physics 1100
Exposure time: Ha 2.75 hrs / RGB 50 minutes each
Exposure time total: 5.25 hrs
FOV = 84.4 x 59.8 arcmin


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